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More Room in a Broken Heart

The True Adventures of Carly Simon

By Stephen Davis, Peter Simon (By (photographer))

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Format: Paperback, 464 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 December 2012
The first full-length biography of the American musical star, from acclaimed journalist Stephen Davis, who has known her for decades. She is one of the best writes of her generation, a woman whose original songs speak to the largest musical audience in history, often in the most revealing and soul-baring ways. Carly Simon's story is one of the last untold epics of American rock and roll. In sharp detail recalled by Carly herself, More Room in a Broken Heart delves deep into Simon's professional career and personal life, including many never-before-told parts of the story. The first feminist pop star and an icon of the baby boom who has spoken for several generations through her songs, she has had a dramatic life full of adventures. She is most famous not just for her songs, like 'Anticipation.' 'You're So Vain.' Haven't Got Time for the Pain,' and Nobody Does It Better,' but also for her stage fright; her marriage to American folk hero James Taylor; her relationships with the likes of Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Jagger, and Cat Stevens; her battle with breast cancer; and her recent artistic and financial struggles. Including almost fifty never-before-published photographs taken by Carly's brother, photographer Peter Simon, More Room in a Broken Heart is a candid, revealing, and juicy homage to a groundbreaking American female artist. 'Stephen Davis . . . wields the mightiest pen on earth.' Carly Simon 'Rendered out of love and respect for Simon and her legacy.' The Boston Globe

About the Author

Rock journalist Stephen Davis is the author of five other music books, including the New York Times bestseller Walk This Way (coauthored with Aerosmith). He lives in Boston.

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-[A] revealing page-turner of a biography.- --More.com-Stephen Davis reveals the fault lines in the life of an artist who, despite her popular success, has never received the critical respect accorded other singer-songwriters of her generation.- - Washington Post-Rendered out of love and respect for Simon and her legacy...Shines- - Boston Globe -A sympathetic and breezy account of Carly Simon's life and (many) loves.- - Star Tribune-A revealing look at the singer's hit songs, famous friends (Mick Jagger, Warren Beatty), rocky marriage to James Taylor, and struggle to hold on to stardom in late middle age.- - O Magazine-Revelatory- - PW

EAN: 9781592407439
ISBN: 1592407439
Publisher: Gotham Books
Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.5 x 2.5 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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